There is no official national register of pensioners in the country of Uganda


The ministry of Public Service says many pensioners do not show up for verification hence leading to delays in payment of their monthly dues and the once off gratuity. Courtesy photo  


By Nelson Wesonga

Kampala

Government says it does not have records of pensioners due to “lack of data and personal files.”

According to the ministry of Public Service, many pensioners do not show up for verification thus leading to delays in payment of their monthly dues and the once off gratuity.
The State minister for Public Service, Mr David Karubanga told MPs during plenary that the ministry will, carry out a census and biometric validation of pensioners starting February 20.
“The ministry of Public Service does not have a national register of pensioners,” Mr Karubanga said yesterday.
“Despite the decentralisation of pension management, a number of votes [ministries] have not verified the records on the payroll.”
A day earlier, Aruu Member of Parliament, Odonga Otto had told the August House that many pensioners have not been paid for several months.
Many were, therefore, depending on their relatives – who already have other financial responsibilities – to pay their bills or to buy basics.
Those without relatives are borrowing items from shopkeepers.
Shopkeepers though can only lend them for a few months expecting to be paid once they get their gratuity.
Following Mr Odonga’s remarks, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga said the government was treating the senior citizens disrespectfully.
On Wednesday, Mr Karubanga also said the Public Service ministry had for the last four years not carried out verification of pensioners “due to funding shortage and lack of clear addresses" [of the pensioners].

The verification of the pensioners will be done between February 20 and March 24 at the district headquarters by Face Technologies.

According to Mr Karubanga, Face Technologies will do the work, which the ministry failed.

However, it is still not clear how much the ministry will pay the company.

Face Technologies is the company that processes driving permits for motorists.

Workers Members of Parliament Margaret Rwabushaija and the Erute Member of Parliament Jonathan Odur said the government should tell Ugandans when it would pay the pensioners all their arrears.

Mr Karubanga said payments are the responsibility of the Finance ministry.

All that Public Service does is to furnish the Finance ministry with the particulars of the claimants.


Elderly persons petition Parliament over government funding:

 

By Olive Eyotaru


Posted Sunday, July 6 2014


He also said the President’s recent commitment that the programme will be extended to Nebbi has been futile, yet the pilot programme is slated to end in February 2015.


PARLIAMENT- A group of elderly persons, under their umbrella body, the National Network for Older Persons of Uganda (NNOPU), have petitioned Parliament, demanding an explanation from government over funding towards the Senior Citizens Grant programme under the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) programme.

SAGE, aimed at expanding social protection to vulnerable persons, was launched in 2011 and is currently supporting 104,000 older persons above 65 years in 14 pilot districts.

Presenting the petition to the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga on Friday, NNOPU chairperson, Mr John Orach, lamented that there is no financial commitment reflected in the 2014/2015 budget framework paper.

He also said the President’s recent commitment that the programme will be extended to Nebbi has been futile, yet the pilot programme is slated to end in February 2015.

“This has cast doubt on the future of the programme. The lack of demonstrable government commitment has caused anxiety among older persons in the districts where this programme has not been implemented, as well as uncertainty in the 14 pilot districts where it is currently operating,” Mr Orach noted.

Ms Kadaga acknowledged the efforts of the group, also revealing that she has been receiving complaints from the elderly persons in Busoga over lack of access to the money.

Mr Jim Mugunga, the Ministry of Finance spokesperson, told Sunday Monitor that the budget is the responsibility of line ministries, which Finance implements.

Efforts to get a comment from the State minister for the Elderly and the Disabled, Mr Suleiman Madada, were futile as his known phone number was switched off.

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Muha-kanizi on spot over Shs90b farmers cash 

 By Yasiin Mugerwa

Posted  Monday, September 29  2014

The Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Keith Muhakanizi who kept calling himself “ born again Christian” was today pushed on the wall and forced to apologise for the “inefficiencies” in the running of a Shs 90 billion facility meant for helping the poor farmers access cheap credit.

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee noted “gross inefficiencies, conflict of interest and lack of supervision of the funds” on the part of Bank of Uganda and Ministry of Finance. Because of lack of supervision, PAC Chairperson Ms Alice Alaso said, the money has gone to the well-off farmers at the expense of the poor farmers and written off more than Shs499 million in bad debts.

On December 3 2009, the Governor Bank of Uganda Prof Emmanuel Mutebile wrote to Ministry of Finance, saying that Bank of Uganda could not monitor the implementation and evaluation of the facility, citing conflict of interest however to date, Mr Muhakanizi had not taken action. The ST apologised for “inefficiency” saying “he is also human”.

The committee expressed concerns about the possible risk to the funds and ordered Muhakanizi to streamline the monitoring of the scheme within one month. Officials from BoU told the committee that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Finance and clearly STATED that monitoring of the agriculture credit facility will not be their mandate.

Mr Muhakanizi returns to PAC next week.


Taata Omusoga ava e Iganga ate nga mulema oluusi antuma okumugulira bamalaaya wano mu Kampala:

By Lawrence Kitatta

Added 21st September 2016

Nzuukuka ku makya ng’obudde tebunnakya ne tutegula ebikunta oluvannyuma taata bw’aba yeetewuulizzaako mu kaveera nkakwata ne nkasuula mu kipipa kya Kcca ekiri e busukkakkubo. kyokka oluguudo ndusala mmagamaga emmotoka zireme kunkoona.


Nakasango ng’asindika kitaawe bagenda okusabiriza ssente.


Emboozi ye yaginyumirizza DAPHINE SEMAKULA NE LAWRENCE KITATTA

bw’ati:

Nzuukuka ku makya ng’obudde tebunnakya ne tutegula ebikunta oluvannyuma taata bw’aba yeetewuulizzaako mu kaveera nkakwata ne nkasuula mu kipipa kya Kcca ekiri e busukkakkubo. kyokka oluguudo ndusala mmagamaga emmotoka zireme kunkoona.

Bwe tuba twasuze n’amazzi tunaabako mu maaso era tunywako oluusi ne njolekera Kiswa gye nsoma mu P1.

Taata eyandibadde ampa ssente za bodaboda okuntwala ku ssomero ate nze mba nnina okumusindika ku kagaali nga tuva e Lugogo we tusula ku mulyango gwa GTZ.

Olumu ku ssomero anzigyayo ssaawa 4:00 ne tugenda ku kkubo gye tusabiriza. Olumu nsoma naye olulala nnemererwa.

Olusoma oluwedde nakola ebibuuzo era okuva olwo saaddayo kusoma. Buli lunaku tuzunga ekibuga kumpi okukimalako ne mpulira nga n’obugere bunfuuyirira.

Kasango ng’azingako akaveera akakola nga bulangiti e Lugogo okumpi ne siteegi ya New Vision, we basula ate Nakasango nga yeetereza batandike olugendo lw’okubuna ekibuga nga basabiriza.


Naye taata bw’atuuka ku kaserengeto olwo ng’anteeka mu maaso ng’akagaali kayiringita. Taata yangamba nti maama wange ye Nasim Namulondo abeera Iganga era gye yanzigya okundeeta e Kampala okutandika okusabiriza ku luguudo.

Enkuba bw’etonnya mu budde obw’ekiro olwo ne tuyimirira ku lubalaza we tusula olumu n’okutukuba etukuba naddala ng’erimu kibuyaga.

Obudde buli lwe buziba mba mu kweraliikirira. Taata oyo talina nsonyi antuma okumuyitira bamalaaya ekiro!

Omanyi bwe tuba twebase nsula ku ludda kw’assa ebigere wabula olumu ngenda okusisimuka nga mpulira anninnya mu maaso, ngenda okulaba nga mukazi.

Olumu mpulira n’amaloboozi ekiro naye nga sirina kyakukola. Bw’aleeta bamalaaya nga sinneebaka olwo nsituka busitusi ne ntuula ku kkubo mu kayumba ka siteegi ya New Vision okutuusa lwe bamaliriza naye ate olumu nneekanga nsuze awo. Olumu antuma e Nakawa ngule sooda.

Wano nga beetegeka okugenda.


TAATA YANZIBA AWAKA

Bwe yali yaakandeeta okunzigya mu kyalo ng’annyambaza nnyo engoye z’abalenzi nga tayagala bamulaba kumanya nti ndi muwala naye kati nange nnyambala ngoye z’abawala.

Nzijukira nali mbeera ne maama wange ne jjajja, twali tuzannya ne baganda bange be twabeeranga nabo awaka, abakulu tebaaliwo kw’olwo taata yajja awaka n’anzibawo n’antwala ewa jjajja omulala.

Ono kirabika ye maama we amuzaala wabula nga naye saamwetegereza bulungi era simumanyi. Taata bwe yawulira nti gye yanzigya baali batandise okunnoonya kwe kunzigyayo n’andeeta e Kampala.

Kye nzijukira twatuuka kiro era ekkubo eryatuleeta sirimanyi naye angamba nti ewaffe Iganga we wali ekyalo kyaffe.

Wabula okuva lwe natandika okubeera ne taata embeera tebeerangako nnyangu kuba ennaku ezisinga tusiibirira capati n’amazzi emmere tugirya lumu na lumu ate tugirya Kataza Bugoloobi kuba we wali eya layisi gy’asobola okugula.



Eno ku 1500/- tufuna ebijanjaalo n’akawunga ate ennyama ya 3,000/- naye ennyama emirundi gye nnaakagiryako mbala mibale ate essowaani tugigabana.

Emirundi gye nnaakabula sigimanyi!

Taata oyo ayomba nnyo! Waliwo olunaku lwe sisobola kwerabira. Yasuula engatto ye gye saamanya naye n’anvuma olunaku lwonna.

Kino tekyamumalira yansindika ne ngwa ku kolaasi ne nnuubuka nga kw’agasse n’okunkuba nga bw’andaalika nga bw’ajja okuntuga ansuule ku kkubo.

Ekyo buli lwe nkirowoozaako mmubulako olwo n’atandika okunnoonya ng’alaga nti anjagala nnyo kyokka ng’ansuza mu mpewo buli lunaku.

Ekisinga okunnuma ssente azifuna ezisobola okupangisa ennyumba naye azigulamu bamalaaya olwo nze ne mbonaabona.

Bamalaaya abasausla 5,000/- buli kiro. Waliwo Omuzungu atuwa 50,000/- buli kiseera ate ono olumu amusaba 70,000/- naye ezisinga azimalira mu bamalaaya b’agula.

Nze bw’antwala ku ssomero tandekera ssente za buugi ate angamba nti talina wadde za yunifoomu. Wabula ez’ebigezo batusaba 8,000/- era yali tazirina naye omusomesa ku ssomero ye yannyamba ne mbituula.

  Nakasango ne kitaawe nga bava we basula.

NNOONYA MMANGE

Ekizibu ekiriwo gye nava simanyiiyo. Nsaba maama Nasim Namulondo ow’e Iganga ankime kuba nkooye okuba mu mbeera embi. Ebbanga lye nsuze ku kkubo mpulira nkooye.

Olumu mbeera awo ne nneebuuza oba olunaku lulikya ne nzirayo ewaffe ne mbeerako ne baganda bange. Kati taata namudduseeko era nsula ku mbalaza mu kibuga naye annoonya buli wamu w’ansuubira okuba naye saagala kumulaba.

Taata alina ekifaananyi kye yeekubisa nga tuli babiri. Kati akwata akagaali ne yeefuula atalaba era omulema ennyo nga bw’abuuza buli gw’asanze oba amulabiddeko ku muwala we.

Ekyandeetedde okumubulako yankubye n’okunvuma ng’agamba nti nja kukola bwamalaaya oba mu bbaala. Bwe twamaze okulya capati n’andagira okugenda okusuulayo ebisaaniiko mu kasasiro bwe nafunye oluwenda kwe kudduka.

Wabula waliwo abakyala okuli Aunt Mather, Jane bano bandabirirako bwe namuddukako omulundi ogwasooka singa basobola okunkima bajje bankime bantwale kuba bo balina empisa era bandabirira bulungi nnyo kuba baali bampa n’ebiteeteeyi n’engatto naye taata yabavuma n’anzigyayo,’’ Nakasango bw’alojja.

Wabula ku Mmande ya wiiki eno Nakasango yalabiddwaako ng’ali ne kitaawe ku Spear Motors ku Jinja Road ng’amusindika mu kagaali. Kirabika yamaze n’amuzuula.

Wano Kasango ng’ayomba n’ababodaboda ng’ali ku kagaali ne muwala we.


EMBEERA Z’OMUSAJJA ONO

MUSA Kasango mukambwe okukira ennumba. Akolima, muyombi ate awemula nnyo. Abamumanyi bagamba nti teyazaalibwa nga mulema wabula alina ekizimbe kye yali akolako e Lugogo n’ava waggulu n’amenyeka okugulu era okuva olwo n’atandika okutambuza omuggo.

Wabula ng’asobola bulungi okutambula n’omuggo nga tali mu kagaali, naye eno embeera agiteekawo basobole okumusaasira bamuwe ssente.

Abeera ne ssente eziwera era Nakasango agamba nti bagenda ne bagula eddagala mu ‘famasi’ buli lunaku bagula ‘air time’. Ate awuliriza nnyo ne leediyo era bw’oyita we basula aba agitaddeko.

Nakasango agamba nti n’olumu banaaba ku ttaapu e Luzira oba waggulu e Kololo. Kigambaibwa nti alina n’enju gy’apangisa e Iganga mu Busoga ejjudde ebintu era nga mu kiseera kino ekuumibwa landirodi ng’olw’olumu agenda n’asulayo.

Kyokka waliwo eyatubuulidde nti alina akati ke yalonda nga kali mu kasawo, kano k’alomberako dduwa era ke yeesiga ng’emmundu emmenye okumulwanira entalo. “Nze ndi mulema naye ndi mukambwe, ekyokulwanyisa kye nneesiga jjinja.

Nja kuliimisa omuvubuka oyo eyankubye ebifaananyi mmukube; bwe yeeweredde abaamawulire. Nakasango y’omu ku baana ng’amaka ge bamanyi gali ku nguudo kwe basula.

Tebamanyi kitanda wadde amasuuka, wabula amaloboozi g’emmotoka ezibayitako ku nguudo kwe basula ge gababeesabeesa okutuusa otulo lwe tubatwala.

Abaana bano abatamanyi bitanda abatasulangako mu nnyumba ye Uganda y’enkya.


TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014

Mr Keith Muhakanizi

The Finance ministry has released up to Shs 90bn in both pension and gratuities for retired central and local government staff.


In a Monday statement detailing the payment, the ministry said that all accounting officers that have not submitted details of staff due for retirement have been given until October 17 to do so.


At least 37 central and 72 local government votes have fully submitted their details and received their money. Another 16 central and 28 local government units have only submitted partial information.


The statement, signed by Permanent Secretary Keith Muhakanizi, notes that if no submissions are made by October 17 in both soft and hard copies, it will be assumed that they do not have any requirement for gratuity.


Following government’s decision to decentralise the budgeting and payment of gratuity, accounting officers were requested to submit details of staff due for retirement in the financial year 2014/15.


The information was to be broken down by payroll category, including primary and secondary school teachers, traditional, and primary health care.


It would also include such details as monthly and annual pension, commuted pension gratuity, contract gratuity and any other gratuities that may apply to staff as indicated by the ministry of Public Service in an August 20, 2014 circular.


Kigezi senior citizens clash over Shs360 million of tax payers money:

President Museveni dances with members of a traditional music

President Museveni dances with members of a traditional music group in Kanungu District, Kigezi sub-region recently.


A wrangle is raging between Kigezi elders over Shs364 million President Museveni gave to Kigezi Elders’ Forum. PHOTO BY  IVAN OKUDA

The elders now claim that efforts to meet the President and break their silence on the impasse have hit a dead end after his aides deliberately blocked them on more than one attempt and State House officials refused to “re-channel the money deposited to an International Community of the Banyakigezi (ICOB) account - a separate organisation altogether”.

Late last year, a group of 24 elders from Kigezi sub-region districts of Kisoro, Kabale, Kanungu and Rukungiri met the President at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District. The elders asked the President to facilitate the production of a book on the history and culture of the Banyakigezi as well as a cultural centre in Kabale District.

Coming at the nascent stage of the latent power struggle between the President and his former prime minister, Mr Amama Mbabazi, sources who spoke to Daily Monitor on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, said “the President warmed up to the idea with the elders pledging to counter Mr Mbabazi’s political advances in Kigezi sub-region.

That was the time Mr Mbabazi was going to attend the Uganda North America Association convention and the elders asked the President to facilitate them to also travel and counter Mbabazi”.

It now emerges the elders did not travel abroad. However, Mr Museveni had instructed his aides to handle the elders’ facilitation, pledging $130,000 (about Shs364m) towards their project.

The elders claim that by the time the President extended his financial arm to them, they were yet to formalise the organisation’s structure and open an account at Centenary Bank.

“As this process was ongoing, one of our own, Mr Ishmael Kabananukye, went behind our backs and instead requisitioned for the money, got it and State House staff sent it to a separate organisation from where it was withdrawn hurriedly,” an elder, speaking on condition of anonymity, said. Daily Monitor has obtained copies of letters written by Mr Kabananukye following up on the money from State House.

In a December 22, 2014 protest letter to State House, Prof Peter Baguma, the Kigezi Elders’ Forum treasurer, and Canon Geoffrey Byarugaba, its secretary, indicated that Mr Kabananukye had received Shs132m, part of the original pledge via an ICOB account.

Whereas Daily Monitor could not reach Dr Peter Ngatigize, the chairman of ICOB Uganda chapter for a comment, in an August 14, 2014 letter addressed to him, Mr Kabananukye wrote: “…requesting to withdraw Shs120m from ICOB Stanbic Account 9030006340805 for the ongoing field work research.”

He responded in a handwritten note to his staff, Mr Aggrey Mwesigwa and Ms Jolly Babiruhamu, saying: “Please facilitate the withdrawal of Shs120m from ICOB account towards the work being executed by Mr Kabananukye.”

Dr Ngatigize added in the August 18 note: “Note the urgency and expedite.”

The elders’ forum is now questioning why State House officials deposited the money to this account and why Dr Ngatigize gave instructions for the transaction to be expeditiously handled without raising a red flag. Interestingly, a balance was left on the account, unclaimed.

On September 25, 2014, Ms Lucy Nakyobe, the State House comptroller, wrote to the manager of Stanbic Bank main branch confirming and authorising payment of Shs131, 904,000 to ICOB. It is not clear why Mr Kabananukye only withdrew Shs120m, leaving at least Shs10m on the account.

Mr Kabananukye on Monday disowned the elders forum.

“I am not a member of Kigezi Elders’ Forum. I belong to ICOB and was acting on behalf of ICOB. By the time we got that money the elders’ forum was not there.


MPs pin Gen Saleh, Bbumba, Kazibwe in Shs10bn probe

 General Salim  Saleh.

File Photo

By SOLOMON ARINAITWE

Posted  Saturday, March 14  2015

UGANDA PARLIAMENT.

Parliament has adopted two reports pinning senior government officials for mismanaging a multibillion fund mooted to help small businesses and called for punitive action against the culprits, including President Museveni’s brother, Gen Salim Saleh.

The House late Thursday evening adopted a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that called for action on former vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, former Finance minister Syda Bbumba and former Fisheries State Minister and now government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa and several government officials over their role in the bungled Shs10 billion fund for market vendors and small business operators created in 2010.

The MPs also adopted another report by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises accusing Gen Saleh of introducing Uganda Coffee House, APS Denmark – a firm he and his wife Jovia Saleh had a stake in, to do business with the government. More than Shs30b could have been lost in the botched coffee projects.

Gen Saleh was also separately implicated by the PAC report for using public funds for politicking.

On Wednesday, the Agriculture minister Tress Bucyanayandi put up a spirited defence of the transactions made between Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and the government but the MPs shot down his explanations as mere “lies and misleading the House”.

MP Ssemujju Nganda, who led the inquiry into the mess at UCDA, told Parliament that President Museveni convened a meeting at State House where he demanded that the money be given to his brother Saleh ostensibly to market Uganda’s coffee.

“If they had implemented all the political directives, we were going to lose much more. The one of Denmark, the chief promoter of the company that wanted to add value to Ugandan coffee – Gen Saleh - wanted $15m (about Shs28.5b).

He had been given up to Shs3b. You can understand the environment under which people are working. There were three meetings at State House chaired by the Head of State and you are asked to provide money for someone to add value to Uganda’s coffee,” Mr Ssemujju submitted.

It was not clear why the PAC report was not debated as the Deputy Speaker had directed last week. Mr Jaco Oulanyah last week deferred the debate to allow “consultations” on the report. The NRM Parliamentary Caucus later met to discuss the report with President Museveni insisting that the ministers named in the report have a case to answer.

Recommendations

On Salim Saleh. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises report found Gen Saleh guilty of influence peddling and recommended action against him.

Nankabirwa.

The PAC report held her personally responsible for diversion of public funds and recommended that she be investigated by the IGG for possible violation of the Leadership Code.

Bbumba: The report held her liable for abuse of office and diversion of public funds.

Keith Muhakanizi: Be held responsible for ignoring the request for an MoU and transferring money to Micro Finance Support Centre without clear guidelines.

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Abakadde eriyo okukaaba nga ate no eriyo abazzukulu abali ddala obubi:

Posted: 1st July 2016






Ono omwaana ye Jerome.

Taata ye Kigundu. Maama yaduka dda omwaanawe namulekera Kitaawe. Taata alina okuvuga Boda-boda. Omwaana amulekera Auntie we afumba Chapati wano kubuduuka bwa Mugalu Zone nga ogenda Enamere.

Abasawo babivaako obyokumujjanjaba nga nesente teziriwo. Olina kumutunulira nyo okutegeera obuzibu bwe. Atambula, alya, akaaba, awulira nga Tonda bweyamuwa ebirabo ebyo. Naye abulamu bwe nga omwaana mu banne waliwo obuzibu obweetaga abakugu ba baana okubutegeera. Mpozzi nga ensi eno bwefunye Minister webyokusoma kwa baana omupya ate nga mukyala wa President wa Uganda, Joremu ajja kuvaayo gyaali.






Jorome tayinza kwambazibwa mpale.

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In Uganda, the NRM Central Government has celebrated  20 years since the Land Act was passed at the National theatre grounds, Kampala:

Several lawyers attended the event  to work and assist the public on issues of land tenure and transactions, land searches, mailo titles, and the African language translations in land laws:

24 November, 2018

Written by Zurah Nakabugo

One of the largest tropical deforestation in the world......Brazil native lands.

 

 

A nursery bed for various crops that might change the landscape of African lands in the next decades

 

 

Due to the increasing cases of land disputes, the ministry of Lands has advised the public against keeping land titles in the names of the deceased because wrong elements stand a higher chance of grabbing such land.

Dennis Obbo, the ministry of Lands spokesperson, says people who keep Mailo Register Volumes (MRVs) and Final Certificates (FCs) in the names of deceased persons make it easy for land grabbers to forge such titles.

He calls upon anyone with MRVs and FCs to return them to the registry as soon as possible and get new titles under the current block and plot system.

“Many people have titles of MRVs and FCs which are documents from close registers, and they are no longer in use.  So, any person with such type of titles should bring them to registry for updating,” he says. “The issue of updating our documents within the current land system is very important.”

Obbo said this last week during conclusion the three-day celebration to mark 20 years since the Land Act was passed at National theatre grounds. Several lawyers attended the event on pro bono work and assisted the public on issues of land tenure and transactions, land searches as well as verification of titles, not to mention laws.

The Land Act, was enacted by parliament in 1998 and fully operationalized in 2004. Obbo says the ministry’s biggest challenge is most tenants on the mailo land in Buganda region don’t have legal documentation which confirms their registration or right possession on the land. This, he says, has contributed to increasing illegal land evictions.

“When a buyer goes to carry out a search in the land registry, the registry doesn’t show these encumbrances of tenants because they [tenants] have not received the certificates of occupancy as provided by the Land Act. So, due to this, tenants end up being branded as tresspassers, yet they are bonafide or lawful occupants,” he says.

At the same event, Berna Bakkidde, the director, programmes at Landnet Uganda, said there is a lot of ignorance  when it comes to people’s rights and responsibilities in relation to land, especially on the side of buyers where some people don’t even make land searches before they buy the land and in the end they end up losing money.

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The celebration of land laws that were passed 20 years ago and these very land laws are now causing social problems is a bit out of place. One thinks that in no time the celebration will turn to tears as those Africans displaced in their own land territories recover their rights to land ownership. Because really, they have no where else to go and live in this very difficult world.

 

 

 

 

 

A Police brutality photo in Uganda has won a journalist an Award:

 

Winners. Nation Media Group Uganda editorial

Winners. Nation Media Group Uganda editorial director Daniel Kalinaki (right) hands over the prize to Daily Monitor’s Mr Alex Esagala, who won the overall award in the Uganda Press photo Awards in Kampala on Thursday. Mr Abukaker Lubowa (2nd left) came second and Michael Kakumirizi (left) third in the News Category. COURTSEY PHOTO.  

By George Katongole

UGANDA, Kampala. The shot is that of a police officer ruthlessly dragging an unarmed Makerere University guild president Papa Were Salim.

The image, which portrays the commotion that lasted about 10 minutes against an unarmed civilian, is the overall winner of the 2018 Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) competition, announced at a gala at The Square Place in Industrial Area, Kampala, on Thursday night.

The picture by Daily Monitor’s Alex Esagala depicts a demonstration in June by Makerere University students opposed to the proposed increment of tuition in some courses by as high as 100 per cent and ending the provision of free meals to students on government sponsorship.

Getting the photo

Mr Esagala, 26, had to follow the heavily armed police officers from the Main Building where the demonstrators started their march. Were, then a fourth year Veterinary Medicine student, was picked from the School of Psychology and dragged by three police officers as another helped keep away those that attempted to rescue him.

Mr Esagala kept in company of police, who scattered other demonstrators by firing teargas and live ammunition.

His goal was to show the kind of unprofessionalism of the Uganda Police and how they violate rights.

By instinct, he set the camera in rapid mode, taking as many shots as possible. At times, he could not open his eyes but simply aimed the camera in the direction of the commotion as many people, even journalists, were forced to retreat.

The magical shot

Mr Esagala’s perseverance eventually paid off with his unique photos, which Judge Yasuyoshi Chiba, said was “a perfect example of a press photo image.”

“A pulled tie stretched by the force of police officer, a smoke of tear gas in the background, the widely opened mouth of resisting student - details of this single photo make us stop to think,” Chiba said.

Mr Esagala told Daily Monitor that he was honoured to receive the award.

“I am happy that this particular image won but I am saddened that the police officers are yet to be brought to book,” he said.

Mr Esagala, who has worked for the Daily Monitor, Uganda’s largest independent newspaper as chief parliamentary photojournalist, also won the 2017 photojournalism award organised by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

Mr Esagala is proud of his mentor, Mr Dominic Bukenya, who he says helps him select the best images to present.

Mr Bukenya is Daily Monitor’s multimedia editor.

Mr Esagala was rewarded with a professional-level Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera kit among other prizes.

Mr Michael Kakumirizi, another Daily Monitor photojournalist, received honourable mention in the news category, which Mr Esagala won, while Mr Abubaker Lubowa was runner-up in the same category.

Minista Muyingo awadde amagezi abavubuka ba Buganda bave ku matatu ne walagi w'obuveera:

By Musasi wa Bukedde, Samuel Kanyike

 

Added 17th July 2018

 

MINISITA avunaanyizibwa ku matendekero aga waggulu Dr. JC Muyingo era nga mubaka wa Bamunaanika mu palamenti alabudde abavubuka nti bwe banalemera ku matatu, okunywa walagi w'obuveera n'okukwanakwana abawala ba kusigala emabega munkulaakulana.

 

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Dr. Muyingo ng'akwasa aba Lunyolya PS agamu ku mabaati. EKIF SAMUEL KANYIKE

 

Yasinzidde mu kukwasa amabaati 250 okusereka essomero lya Lunyolya P/S mu ggombolola y'e Kalagala mu Luweero n'asaba abavubuka okweyambisa obulungi ebiseera nga bakyalina amaanyi bakole.

Abatuuze naboi yabasabye okwegyamu okwenyooma bakole okufiirawo, okwongera ku ssaawa z'okukola ate bwe bafuna ensimbi bazikekkereze n'okuterekako lwe bajja okugenda mu maaso.

"Obwavu bukyali bungi mu byalo naye nga ekitusibye mu bwavu kwe kuleka emmwanyi n'ensuku ne bizika ssaako okufuna ssente ne tuzirya kivubi njagala muyige empisa y'okukekkereza n'okutereka tufune ssente okusobola okuweerera abaana n'okwetusaako ebirungi ebirala' Dr. Muyingo bwe yagambye.

Dr, Muyingo yasuubizza okutegekera emisomo gy'enkulaakulana eri aba LC abaalondeddwa basobole okuwagira enteekateeka za gavumenti ez'okukulaakulanya ebyalo byabwe.

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Ensi nyingi zijjuza ebyuma ebikuba kalata nokukola buli kika kya mwenge naye zigezezaako nyo okutambuza obulungi obulamu bwa bavubuka, nabakadde. Abavubuka ba Buganda ne Uganda okubagoba ku mwenge ne kalata mpozzi ne social media governmenti erina kubatekerawo ekyokukola ekirala. Ate mubwangu ddala kubanga bangi ensi ya Uganda bagidduseemu bagilese kifulukwa.

 

Sebo mukulu Muyingo, amabanja ge nsi Uganda, getuwulira nti abaana babavubuka bano bebanazaala bebajja okugasasula okugamalayo mu myaka 74 kibaletera stress nebesanga nga emitwe gibatabuka. Bagwamu amanyi! No oppurtunity. No hope. Jo juuzi abazungu bangi bekalakasa nyo munsi zabwe zisonyiwe okubanja ensi enjavu nga ne Uganda mweri. Bazisonyiwa naye ate kibabuuseko mumyaka mitono kasokede babasonyiwa mabanja, nga ensi enjavu ate zigudde mumabanja amalala amayitirivu obungi enyo.

 

 

 

 

 

In the international city of Kampala, the problems plaguing Usafi city market needs a national economic comprehensive audit after the KCCA's self audited report:

Usafi Market sits on 22 plots of land, which

Usafi Market sits on 22 plots of land, which make 6.11 acres of land at Kalitunsi, Mengo-Kisenyi in Kampala. Usafi market was bought by government through KCCA in 2014 from Safinet (U) Ltd at a staggering Shs39b to assist NRM political supporters acquire business. FILE PHOTO

19 February, 2018

KAMPALA. A Statutory Internal Audit report for the second quarter of FY 2017/18 has punched holes in the Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) management of Usafi market, calling for urgent intervention to avoid loss of revenue.

The report dated January 31, 2018, a copy of which Daily Monitor has seen, was compiled by Mr Canon Moses Bwire, the KCCA director of Internal Audit upon request by the executive director, Ms Jennifer Musisi.

The Audit sought to establish whether the current tenants in Usafi market are on the list taken over by KCCA, whether or not the vendors have KCCA allocation letters and whether or not the current tenants pay the KCCA monthly rent.

Usafi market was bought by government through KCCA in 2014 from Safinet (U) Ltd at a staggering Shs39b. All property in the market including shops reverted to KCCA.

However, the report shows that four years down the road, there are still inconsistences in the numbers of Lock Up shops, stalls and tenants.

According to the report, there is absence of both allocation letters and tenancy agreement, non-payment of monthly rent by several tenants, absence of a market master, subletting without approval and absence of some working tools for staff in the facility.

Although the market register from the KCCA director of gender, community services and production, Ms Harriet Mudondo as at May 31 2017 indicated that there were a total of 33 vacant Lock Up shops, the report found out that only 10 were found vacant during the field visit by the team from the internal audit directorate.

“…some Lock Ups/shops changed hands with and without KCCA’s involvement,” reads in part the report.

The report adds: “we noted that some Lock Ups have been closed for over a year and others being sublet, but no action is being taken”.

On November 17, 2016, Ms Mudondo appointed an allocation committee composed of six members to streamline activities in Usafi market for purposes of stimulating business growth.

The team, was among others supposed to; take stock of the current position in the market, reviewing all new application and ensuring all information is captured and matching applications with available stalls and Lock Ups.

Others were; allocation of stalls/lock Ups to qualifying applicants, publishing final allocations, handling complaints from vendors and publishing the list of entire market allocation.

However, the report notes that the committee had not yet published a list of final allocations and a list of the entire allocation.

The report further states that the allocation committee that was appointed by the director of gender was slow in carrying out the mandate entrusted to it.

In the report, Mr Bwire notes that some unscrupulous people are tarnishing KCCA’s image by charging exorbitant rental fees through sub-leases and denying the genuine traders the desired working space hence increasing the number of street vendors in the city.

Section 29 (1) of the KCCA Market Ordinance, 2006 stipulates that a person to whom a pitch, stall or shop has been allocated within a market shall not without permission of council, sublet that pitch, stall or shop.

Mr Bwire further stresses that the lack of key working tools like computers, a printer and the internet for KCCA staff in the market makes it difficult for them to access mails and other information technology related services and preparation of relevant data and reports.

According to information from KCCA’s directorate of revenue, Lock Ups in Usafi vary in rental fees according to their size. For instance, there are Lock Ups for Shs 360000, Shs288000, Shs188000, Shs90, 000 and Sh13000 per month while stalls go for only Shs 65000 per month.

The report recommends KCCA’s director of gender to take stringent measures against subletting, appoint a market master, strengthen enforcement measures for collection of monthly rent and recovery of previous arrears and issue tenancy agreements to all tenants.

Mr Henry Mutibwa, the chairperson of Usafi market acknowledged the fact that there are no tenancy agreements but he revealed that KCCA’s allocation committee is processing them.

“All these problems will be no more because KCCA wants all operations in Usafi to be streamlined. For instance, although there are still some manipulative middlemen, subletting has reduced. We are hopeful that when all operations are streamlined, business will move on normally,” he said.

But Mr Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor, said that the problems plaguing Usafi market needs a comprehensive audit, arguing that there is more than the eye meets.

“I have received a number of complaints about the operations of that market. My team has come up with a bill which will be presented to council when we resume so that we can handle the issue of city markets since there is no legal framework governing them,” he said.

Mr Lukwago further revealed that he has received reports of fresh ownership wrangles over Usafi market by city businessmen, but he didn’t disclose their names.

Mr Peter Kaujju, the KCCA director of communication couldn’t be reached for a comment.

But Ms Beti Kamya, the Kampala Minister, acknowledged receipt of the report and she said that she would take action on the queries raised.

Usafi Market sits on 22 plots of land, which make 6.11 acres of land at Kalitunsi, Mengo-Kisenyi in Kampala.

angwomoya@ug.nationmedia.com

 

 

 

BUKADDE MAGEZI ASSOCIATION

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Omusawo we Kinnansi omwatikirivu wano e Buganda yewaddeyo okuyamba omutuuze abadde avunda amagulu munyumbaye:

Added 1st March 2017

Bya JOSEPH MUTEBI

EMBEERA y’omusajja eyabadde avundira mu nnyumba e Kannyogoga mu ggombolola y’e Nagojje mu Buikwe Maama Fiina gwe yadduukiridde n’amutwala mu ddwaaliro e Kiruddu etandise okusanyusa.

Steven Zziwa 40, ku Mmande, Sofia Namutebi ‘Maama Fiina’ yagenze ku kyalo gy’abadde avundira n’amuggyayo n’amutwala mu ddwaaliro e Kiruddu oluvannyuma lw’abasawo b’e Kawolo okumulemererwa wabula bwe yatuuseeyo ne bamulongoosa amagulu n’ebisambi ebyabaddemu amasira n’atandika okufuna ku buweerero.

 

Zziwa eyabadde ayogera eggulo ng’olaba obulamu bukomyeewo yagambye nti abasawo baamulagidde alye amagi munaana buli lunaku ku makya ana n’ekiro agatteko amata, obutunda, ennyama, enkoko ne kalonda omulala asobole okuddamu amangu era byonna Maama Fiina yabisasulidde okutuusa lw’anaawona.

Maama Fiina yagambye nti, “Zziwa bw’anaatereramu agenda kumutwala mu ddwaaliro ly’e Kisubi ku luguudo lw’e Ntebe lye bayita ‘COSU’ bamumenye amagulu agali gaagongobala olw’omuliro baddemu bamuyunge awone asobole okuddamu okutambula obulungi.

Ssaawa zino Zziwa ajjanjabwa mukyala we Amina Nankya wadde omusiguze gw’amanyiiko erya ‘Paatu’ yamufunyisa olubuto mu kiseera bba w’abeeredde ku kitanda e Kawolo ng’ali ku ndiri.

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